Here are over 180 covers of spooky, horrifying, terrifying, and in some cases ridiculous monster-related, science fiction related/ghost related/gothic-related and Halloween-related LP and singles vinyl album covers. Some are common, some rare and obscure, some great and some awful. You decide.
Arch Obler's DROP DEAD from Capitol was the gold standard of horror records. My brothers and I wore out several copies, always listening to it... in the dark. http://thenostalgialeague.com/kwtnl/drop-dead.html
Check out Leonard Maltin's essential new article "When Dracula Reigned on Halloween", which includes a link to the very blog you're looking at:
And click this link for more on a series of Horror LP records, not included here:
|"Tales of the Frightened" volume one (cover art by renowned pinup artist Freeman Elliot)...
|This album consisted of audio clips from several Universal horror films, and a Don Post Frankenstein monster mask featured on the cover.
a later reissue
the back cover
|"A George Garabedian Production".
Slightly misleading cover, as Dracula was no where to be found on this
old Suspense radio drama featuring Bela Lugosi.
|More Jack Davis. Front Cover...
Thanks to Gary Meyer, Stephen Kroninger, John Wendler & lpcoverlover.com